You are required to have your OHV registered with Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations (Registry of Motor Vehicles) except in circumstances where owners use their OHVs exclusively on their own property.
You can register at any Registry of Motor Vehicles or Access Nova Scotia Centre with Registry of Motor Vehicles services. Registry of Motor Vehicles
OHV registration is a one-time payment of $34.10. In addition, at the time you register your vehicle you must obtain an annual (renewable) “Vehicle Permit”. Also, you will be required to pay the tax that would have been due at the time of the vehicle purchase. There will be no interest charged on the tax payable and no fines associated with the non-payment of the tax.
If you have already paid the tax as part of the purchase transaction, you will have to provide proof of such payment.
|As of July 2008,|
|One-time Registration Fee||
|Annual Vehicle Permit Renewal||
|Transfer of Ownership||
|OHV Infrastructure Fund||
You are not required to register your Off-highway Vehicle if you are:
The establishment of this fund was one of the 39 recommendations that came from Voluntary Planning's final report to Government on OHVs in the province. Certain classes of riders do not have to pay this (see below), including people who ride their machines solely on their own property, persons related by blood or marriage, common-law or registered domestic relationship to a landowner and who ride solely on the related landowner’s property, and riders who use their machines for work or business (except guides).
The Fund is a special fund that is used entirely for OHV programs and users. Some of the things that the fund will be used for are: the funding of provincial OHV groups, education programs like environmental education programs, safety training programs and trail development. The Off-highway Vehicle Ministerial Advisory Committee will make recommendations to the Minister of Natural Resources regarding expenditures from the fund. They are also tasked with developing the criteria for assessing funding proposals.
Many people think that the trails exist now and the fund is for them to access these trails. It will take time to develop trails and riding areas but in the next few years users will see the development of a provincial network of trails and riding areas. The Advisory Committee is overseeing the planning of this network of trails.
Who is exempt from the $40 annual fee for the Fund?